April 19, 2014
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Claims totaling $4 million have been filed against the city of San Diego in the sexual harassment scandal involving former Mayor Bob Filner.
Most women making the nine claims reported by U-T San Diego (http://bit.ly/1cQTRgo ) had come forward last summer.
However, the newspaper said two staffers from the mayor's office had not - Benelia Santos-Hunter, who was executive assistant to Filner, and Caroline Ledesma, who served as executive receptionist.
Santos-Hunter's $1.5 million claim does not detail any specific actions by Filner but said incidents happened at work multiple times since January. City officials say she is on leave.
Ledesma seeks $7,500 in her Oct. 17 claim, which alleges bullying.
The city has 45 days to respond to the claims. City Attorney Jan Goldsmith said his office was reviewing each one.
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